Pedro Cardoso (Brazilian actor)

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Pedro Cardoso
In 2001
Born December 31, 1962 (1962-12-31) (age 55)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Occupation Actor, screenwriter, playwright, television director
Years active 1980–present

Pedro Cardoso (born December 31, 1962) is a Brazilian actor, screenwriter, playwright and television director. He is best known for his role as Agostinho Carrara on the Rede Globo sitcom A Grande Família, for which he was nominated for an International Emmy Award for best actor.[1]

Early life[edit]

Pedro Cardoso was born in the Zona Sul area of Rio de Janeiro, the second of six children in a prominent family. His father was a well-succeed lawyer, while his grandfather was the president of Banco do Brasil. He is also a second cousin to Fernando Henrique Cardoso, a former President of Brazil.[2]


Cardoso left home when he was at 18 years due to "paternal guidance and youthful pride". He started to work on theaters as an illuminator.[2] Eventually, he debuted as a stage actor in 1980. In 1982, he debuted as playwright with Bar Doce Bar, a play co-authored by Felipe Pinheiro, in which Cardoso was also an actor. He received a Troféu Mambembe for best newcomer actor. Since then, he has directed and wrote several plays along with Pinheiro, and alone before Pinheiro's death, as well as acted in them.[3] He also worked in television as an actor, director and screenwriter.[4] He has also a career in cinema; working mostly as an actor, he co-wrote Lisbela e o Prisioneiro,[5] and produced Todo Mundo Tem Problemas Sexuais.[6]

He is the father of three girls. The first two, Luiza e Maria, were born to his former wife Maristela.[7] His youngest child is Mabel, which is the daughter to him and actress Graziella Moretto.[8]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "36th International Emmy Awards Nominees". International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Cardoso, Rodrigo (March 7, 2005). "Tenho horror a área vip". IstoÉ (in Portuguese). pp. 1–2. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Cardoso, Pedro (1961)" (in Portuguese). Enciclopédia Itaú Cultural. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  4. ^ "O humor ácido de Pedro Cardoso" (in Portuguese). Globo. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "Filme "Lisbela e o Prisioneiro" estréia no dia 22 de agosto". Folha de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). June 24, 2003. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  6. ^ Reis, Luiz Felipe (May 12, 2011). "Quase três anos após polêmica sobre nudez no cinema, Pedro Cardoso volta ao assunto". O Globo (in Portuguese). Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  7. ^ Araújo, Luís Edmundo (November 8, 1999). "Oposição dentro de casa". IstoÉ (in Portuguese). Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  8. ^ "Nasce a primeira filha de Pedro Cardoso e Graziella Moretto" (in Portuguese). Terra Networks. June 16, 2009. Retrieved February 2, 2014.

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